McMafia - Netflix
McMafia is an epic drama event series set in the international world of organized crime. Inspired by the 2008 bestseller by Misha Glenny, McMafia promises to be a hard-hitting look at global crime and its far-reaching influence. This series will center in on one Russian family living in exile in London as the starting point for their globe-trotting epic that will follow money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in India, black marketeers in Zagreb, narcos in Colombia, Russian oligarchs in London and Bedouin smugglers in the Negev desert. In this world, race, religion, color and creed present no barriers when it comes to clinching a major deal.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
McMafia - Emmanuel Nwude - Netflix
Emmanuel Nwude is a Nigerian notable advance-fee fraud artist and former Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is known for defrauding Nelson Sakaguchi, a Director at Brazil's Banco Noroeste based in São Paulo, of $242 million, $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest, between 1995 and 1998. His accomplices were Emmanuel Ofolue, Nzeribe Okoli, and Obum Osakwe, along with the husband and wife duo, Christian Ikechukwu Anajemba and Amaka Anajemba, with Christian later being assassinated. After Nick Leeson's trading losses at Barings Bank, and the looting of the Iraqi Central Bank by Qusay Hussein, the crime was the largest in banking history. After a large-scale attack on a town in Nigeria in August 2016, Nwude was alleged to be a ringleader and was arrested on murder charges. He remains in custody.
McMafia - Fraud - Netflix
Nwude impersonated Paul Ogwuma, then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and successfully convinced Sakaguchi to “invest” in a new airport in the nation's capital, Abuja, in exchange for a $10 million commission. In August 1997, the Spanish Banco Santander wanted to take over the Banco Noroeste Brazil. The fraud was uncovered after a December 1997 joint board meeting, in which an official from Santander inquired about why a large sum of money, two-fifths of Noroeste's total value and half of their capital, was sitting in the Cayman Islands unmonitored. This led to criminal investigations in Brazil, Britain, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. To guarantee the sale to Santander, the Simonsen and Cochrane families, the owners of Banco Noroeste, paid the $242 million bill themselves. However, Banco Noroeste collapsed in 2001.
McMafia - References - Netflix